Transferring Your Courses to Carolina
The office of Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for evaluating and awarding transfer credit for enrolling transfer students. In general, credit is awarded for an academic course with a grade of C or better from an accredited institution if Carolina has a similar, equivalent course. Please note that college algebra, engineering, architecture, agriculture, and other technical courses do not transfer. Professional school courses, such as business, journalism, education, and nursing rarely transfer.
You may transfer a maximum of:
75 semester hours from a four-year school
64 semester hours from a two-year school
64 semester hours from a combination of a two- and four-year college when the four-year college enrollment (which includes courses concurrently enrolled in or previously completed at UNC-Chapel Hill) precedes the two-year college enrollment.
Note for current UNC-Chapel Hill students: If you have already completed 64 semester hours of credit at UNC-Chapel Hill, or will have 64 hours at the conclusion of the semester in which you plan to dual-enroll at a two-year school, you cannot transfer additional credit hours for concurrent courses taken at the two-year institution.
If you have completed college-level work at a post-secondary institution outside of the United States, please see our International Students section for important information about how we evaluate this coursework.
How will your courses transfer?
Official evaluation of a student's transfer credit is not completed until after they have enrolled. However, there are a number of online resources that will help you determine how your previous college work may transfer to Carolina, and plan a potential course of study if you enroll here.
Visit Carolina's Undergraduate Bulletin to view the courses that are offered in your area of study. You can also view the Office of Academic Advising's Advising Worksheets. These are sample worksheets used by admitted UNC students and their advisor. Admitted students work directly with an academic advisor to plan their coursework.
If you're transferring courses from a North Carolina community college since 1997, see the NC Community College Common Curriculum (PDF).
If you're transferring courses from any other institution, see our Transfer Course Equivalencies. Please note this is not an exhaustive list; it reflects transfer credit that former transfer students have received when enrolling at Carolina.
Even if you can't find the exact course in the resources listed above, keep in mind that most general, liberal arts courses are transferable.
If you are a current student and you would like to have additional transfer credit applied toward your degree at Carolina, please visit Transfer Credit Evaluation for Current Students. If you plan to take courses at another institution and wish them to be applied toward your degree at Carolina, we encourage you to submit this information prior to taking the course.